H-War Content

Re: Mortenson on Beemer, '"My Greatest Quarrel with Fortune": Major General Lew Wallace in the West, 1861-1862'

If I recall correctly, Grant treated Wallace fairly after the Battle of the Monocacy, where Wallace's scratch force (which included many inexperienced troops) held off Jubal Early's larger army for most of a day before being forced to retreat. Wallace was briefly superseded by Maj. Gen. Ord, one of Grant's favorites, but reinstated when the circumstances were fully known. Also, years later former President Grant was favorably impressed by Wallace's famous novel, Ben-Hur, a Tale of the Christ, and supported his appointment to a high diplomatic post.

Author: 
Charles G. Beemer
Reviewer: 
Christopher Mortenson

Mortenson on Beemer, '"My Greatest Quarrel with Fortune": Major General Lew Wallace in the West, 1861-1862'


Charles G. Beemer. "My Greatest Quarrel with Fortune": Major General Lew Wallace in the West, 1861-1862. Kent: Kent State University Press, 2015. 342 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60635-236-6.

Reviewed by Christopher Mortenson (Ouachita Baptist University)
Published on H-War (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Joseph F. Pilat, Nathan E. Busch
Reviewer: 
David Palkki

Palkki on Pilat and Busch, 'Routledge Handbook of Nuclear Proliferation and Policy'


Joseph F. Pilat, Nathan E. Busch. Routledge Handbook of Nuclear Proliferation and Policy. New York: Routledge, 2015. xxiv + 521 pp. $245.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-87039-9.

Reviewed by David Palkki (Air War College)
Published on H-War (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Leila Tarazi Fawaz
Reviewer: 
Nikolas Gardner

Gardner on Fawaz, 'A Land of Aching Hearts: The Middle East in the Great War'


Leila Tarazi Fawaz. A Land of Aching Hearts: The Middle East in the Great War. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014. xiv + 384 pages. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-73549-1.

Reviewed by Nikolas Gardner (Royal Military College of Canada)
Published on H-War (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Soviet[Russian] Naval History: 50 Years History, Theory and Practice

Russian Naval History, given recent and current events, views and developing understandings about Russian attempts to influence the Western Democracies and their choices, forms part of that overall subject matter. One volume focuing attention upon the threat to the West was published in 1967 by ret. Cmdr. Robert Herrick [USN]. Here, his volume is presented as historical attention to both the theory and practice of Russian[Soviet] Naval forces.

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
John C. Fredriksen
Reviewer: 
Katrina Ponti

Ponti on Fredriksen, 'The War of 1812: U.S. War Department Correspondence, 1812-1815'


John C. Fredriksen. The War of 1812: U.S. War Department Correspondence, 1812-1815. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, 2016. 488 pp. $95.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-9408-8.

Reviewed by Katrina Ponti (University of Rochester)
Published on H-War (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Suzanne Geissler
Reviewer: 
Scott Mobley

Mobley on Geissler, 'God and Sea Power: The Influence of Religion on Alfred Thayer Mahan'


Suzanne Geissler. God and Sea Power: The Influence of Religion on Alfred Thayer Mahan. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2015. 280 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61251-843-5.

Reviewed by Scott Mobley (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Published on H-War (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
G. W. L. Nicholson
Reviewer: 
Nicholas Sambaluk

Sambaluk on Nicholson, 'Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919: Official History of the Canadian Army in the First World War'


G. W. L. Nicholson. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919: Official History of the Canadian Army in the First World War. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015. 676 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7735-4617-2.

Reviewed by Nicholas Sambaluk (Air University)
Published on H-War (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Bridget Ford
Reviewer: 
Megan L. Bever

Bever on Ford, 'Bonds of Union: Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland'


Bridget Ford. Bonds of Union: Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland. Civil War America Series. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. 424 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-2622-2.

Reviewed by Megan L. Bever (Missouri Southern State University)
Published on H-War (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey